Session Title

#;()@?":—*! (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

BABEL Working Group

Organizer Name

Eileen A. Joy

Organizer Affiliation

BABEL Working Group

Presider Name

Richard H. Godden

Presider Affiliation

Tulane Univ.

Paper Title 1

Seeing Spaces

Presenter 1 Name

Chris Piuma

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Toronto

Paper Title 2

The Divorce of Punctuation and Diacritics

Presenter 2 Name

Meg Worley

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Colgate Univ.

Paper Title 3

, (A Breath)

Presenter 3 Name

Joshua R. Eyler

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Rice Univ.

Paper Title 4

D’oh: A Brief History of Misusing the Apostrophe and Why Its So Annoying

Presenter 4 Name

David Hadbawnik

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. at Buffalo

Paper Title 5

‽: Interrobanging Chaucer

Presenter 5 Name

Corey Sparks

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 6

*

Presenter 6 Name

Robert Rouse

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Univ. of British Columbia

Paper Title 7

&

Presenter 7 Name

Jonathan Hsy

Presenter 7 Affiliation

George Washington Univ.

Start Date

10-5-2014 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1005

Description

Imagine you live in a world filled with symbols, inscrutable marks, and confusing scribbles. No, you’re not in a literary thriller — this is our world. Punctuation marks infiltrate and inform our everyday experiences, but they have their own histories as well. They structure, relate, balance, and invoke; they collide, confuse, limit, and terminate. This roundtable takes punctuation and other typographical marks as the starting point for eclectic and inventive readings/meditations on Medieval Studies. This session will feature short presentations on any modern or archaic characters, on the ubiquitous and the niche, and on the intelligible and the cryptic. As Keith Houston writes on his website, Shady Characters, “These shady characters, these typographic raconteurs hiding in plain sight, [are] too good to miss.” The presentations from this panel will be collected into a volume, edited by Rick Godden, to be published by punctum books in 2014.

Eileen A. Joy

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May 10th, 1:30 PM

#;()@?":—*! (A Roundtable)

Fetzer 1005

Imagine you live in a world filled with symbols, inscrutable marks, and confusing scribbles. No, you’re not in a literary thriller — this is our world. Punctuation marks infiltrate and inform our everyday experiences, but they have their own histories as well. They structure, relate, balance, and invoke; they collide, confuse, limit, and terminate. This roundtable takes punctuation and other typographical marks as the starting point for eclectic and inventive readings/meditations on Medieval Studies. This session will feature short presentations on any modern or archaic characters, on the ubiquitous and the niche, and on the intelligible and the cryptic. As Keith Houston writes on his website, Shady Characters, “These shady characters, these typographic raconteurs hiding in plain sight, [are] too good to miss.” The presentations from this panel will be collected into a volume, edited by Rick Godden, to be published by punctum books in 2014.

Eileen A. Joy